AutoRestore, the UK’s leading mobile vehicle body repair specialist, has today announced its acquisition of ADR Group, the Midlands-based accident repair centre network, to create a new fixed and mobile repair business. The company becomes the second largest vehicle body repair group in the UK, employing over 500 people.
In making the purchase, AutoRestore has declared its intention to become the “natural choice” for all types of vehicle body repair in the UK. By combining the leading fleet of mobile bodyshops with a network of fixed locations, it will offer all customers who sustain accident damage to their vehicle the most convenient repair solution.
Chris Eldridge, Managing Director of AutoRestore says of the deal: “ADR Group is the perfect cultural fit with AutoRestore and represents our commitment to become the vehicle repairer of choice not only for the traditional insurance and fleet markets, but also the rapidly emerging retail sector.”
Andy Blair, founder of ADR Group, commented: “I had not considered selling my business until AutoRestore approached me, but once I understood their long term plans, it not only made perfect sense, it intuitively felt the right thing to do.”
In 2011, the total vehicle body repair market fell to an estimated £4.0 billion per annum while the retail sector has more than doubled in recent years to at least £600M. The industry that serves this sector has to evolve to reflect the needs of the more demanding retail customer who wants speed, convenience and a completely hassle-free experience.
AutoRestore, with its combined mobile and fixed site offer, intends to lead this evolution by creating a distinct brand, revolutionary cycle times and industry leading service levels.
For more information: www.autorestore.co.uk